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Australian law: Law books

Comparative approach

Please note, SOLO may direct you to different sections of the Library. All on Level 2. Pay attention as to whether the Call number/ Shelf Mark begins with

Cw Gen or General or KB

Then please ask a member of staff for directions!

Below are some examples of recent comparative studies

Australian commentary

All current monographs on Australian law and legal system are on Level 2, as part of a sequence arranged initially by legal subject/topic rather than jurisdiction. Books in this subject sequence all have shelf marks beginning K.

(Those books which continue to have shelf marks in the range Cw Aus 450 to Cw Aus 510 are in the secondary collection of superseded monographs on the Ground Floor. They are freely accessible (via stairs or lift) to anyone who needs to consult them.)

Australian commentary in the K (or Moys) classification sequence

The following is an overview of the principal sections in the K sequence - with examples of Australian treatments of the subjects.

As the examples show, not all such works have "of Australian" or "Australian" etc in their titles. The shelf mark itself  can help you identify works on Australian law -  in many sections look out for A8 or AUS in the third line.

KB Biography, Memoirs, "popular" accounts of trials 

KB.15.AUS.GAU 2010 From Moree to Mabo : the Mary Gaudron Story

KC Domestic law with international dimension

eg KC.214.AUS.AUG 1995 Extradition : Australian Law and Procedure

KL Legal System, Administration of Justice

KL.26 is just for books on the Australian legal system
eg KL.26.APP 2014 is Australian Public Law

Law Reform
KL.176 Australian (federal level)
plus three letter State code for individual states/territories

In most of the other KL shelf marks,  A8 in the third line identifies an Australian-focused work.
KL.251.A8.APP 2016 The Role of the Solicitor-General : Negotiating Law, Politics and the Public Interest

KM Public Law 

A8 in the third line of the shelf mark indicates a work looking at the Australian handling of the public law topic.

eg KM.335.A8.BAR 2017 Foundations of Taxation Law

KN Private Law

A8 in the third line of the shelf mark indicates a work about the Australian handling of a private law topic.

eg KN.170.A8.SLA 2014 Family law made simple : marriage, divorce, children, separation & the legal system